This is the second year for Clips of Faith, a festival that will travel to 18 cities this summer and fall, showcasing independent films by New Belgium’s filmmaking friends. The outdoor event will highlight some of New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings, while providing a great way to unwind under the stars. The selected films include comedic shorts, adventure documentaries and music animation. Top submissions this year include a film about lizard wrangling in the dead of the Wisconsin winter, a talking beer bottle sketch comedy and a miniature day on a tremendous mountain. “Clips of Faith is all about showcasing creativity.
Our Lips of Faith beers are some of our most unique creations and it’s fun to share that with our friends (or soon-to-be friends) around the country,” said Christie Catania, Clips of Faith Manager-at-Large. “It’s a great way to enjoy the warmer seasons – under the stars, drinking New Belgium beer (some new, some old favorites) and watching a great collection of short films.” New Belgium will have seven Lips of Faith beers on hand and seven popular classics.
One of the beers that will pour is PIPA (Pamela’s India Pale Ale), which is a Lips of Faith beer created by a contest winner from last year’s tour. The contest allows interested attendees to sample a blend of three unidentified New Belgium beers in a cup. Whoever comes closest to guessing the blended beers and their percentages gets entered into a drawing to win a trip to New Belgium where they can brew the beer of their dreams with the technical support of New Belgium brewers.
All proceeds from each stop will go to a local non-profit organization. In Flagstaff, the beneficiary is Flagstaff Biking Organization (www.flagstaffbiking.org). The City of Flagstaff (www.flagstaff.az.gov/sustainable) will handle the recycling.
Last year, the Flagstaff stop raised nearly $2,400 for local bike advocacy programs and approximately 550 attendees enjoyed the show.
In total, Clips of Faith raised more than $31,000 in 2010. This year the top three filmmakers will receive a trip to New Belgium to screen their films, as well as a contour HD helmet camera. Three runners-up will receive a Flip HD camera. The creative team at New Belgium reviewed and selected the films, which will tour the country through October. In addition to offering a screening of the films and a full tasting of New Belgium’s Lips of Faith beers (http://www.newbelgium.com/beer), Clips of Faith will offer food from local vendors. To learn more about New Belgium’s Clips of Faith series, go to www.clipsoffaith.com.
Details for the Flagstaff, AZ event:
When: Friday, July 8 Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Thorpe Park: Multi-use Field Proceeds Benefit: Flagstaff Biking Organization (www.flagstaffbiking.org)
Recycling By: The City of Flagstaff (www.flagstaff.az.gov/sustainable)
Other tips: Food is welcome, alcohol is not (leave that to us) Bring low chairs or blankets – or lounge on the grass
Cost: Admission – free 3 oz. sample – $1.25 12 oz. beer – $5.00
About New Belgium Brewing Company New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in 1991. Today, the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium produces eight year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Ranger IPA, Sunshine Wheat, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey, Mothership Wit and Trippel, as well as a host of seasonal releases. In addition to producing world-class beers, New Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a commitment to environmental stewardship. For more information, visit www.newbelgium.com.